I have an Asus X53SV which I think has the Nvidia Optimus graphics system, it has the Nvidia GT540M but also has the integrated Intel GPU.
There is no option to select which of the two graphics devices to use in the BIOS, thus I imagine this must be done somehow with software, e.g. using the so-called Bumblebee project?
Nevertheless, before I struggle to get the highly experimental Bumblebee project working on this system I have to at least get either of the graphics devices working -- i.e. assuming one of them is "enabled" by default. I suspect this is the integrated graphics system from searching on information for this issue.
However, I am unable to get anything beyond the VESA driver working. I've tried the proprietary nvidia driver, the nv driver and the intel driver, for all possible combinations for the two available PCI devices.
In some cases I get a black display, and in some configurations I just get the typical error "No screens found" -- this is probably due to an illegal combination though, such as trying to use the intel driver on the Nvidia (GT540M) device.
I simply cannot live with using just the VESA driver, it will only give me 1024x768, even if I attempt to force it up to 1366x768 it will not go beyond 1024x768.
The following graphics devices are present on the system (excerpt from lspci output):
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0df4 (rev a1)
Any ideas on how I can get at least the integrated GPU solution working properly?